Alumni Memorial Building

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Alumni Memorial Building

The Alumni Memorial Building, Collegiate Gothic in style, is located near the center of campus, housing the Visitor Center, the Office of Admissions, and the Alumni Association, as well as the University’s Administration. The building is a memorial to the 1,921 Lehigh alumni who served in World War I and the 46 who died. The building was designed by Lehigh alumni Theodore G. Visscher and James Lindsey Burley.

A contemporary critic, Matlock Price, writes of Alumni Memorial in the journal of Architectural Record (1923):

But here is a building which evidently enlisted in its design the best and most sincere faculties of its architects, and which, possessed inherently of true architectural quality, will grow old gracefully and, with age, taking on only a greater dignity and poise as it becomes a part of the life and tradition of the University for which it was designed.